Facts About Funerals and COVID-19

Facts about Funerals and COVID-19

As of 08/04/2021

Cropo Funeral Chapel prioritizes the health and well-being of our staff and guests. We understand this is a fluid situation and are monitoring and evaluating developments of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

We believe that gathering and supporting one another at a time of loss is very important. Together with families, we will abide by the Province of Manitoba’s restrictions on public indoor gathering groups of 50 people or 50% of maximum capacity, which ever is greater.  We can accommodate service gatherings of 150 people in our Sir. Thomas Chapel, 75 people in our Remembrance Chapel (and Transcona location) and 60 people in our Rose Room with Live Stream available in both our Sir. Thomas Chapel and our Transcona chapel location only.  Masks will be voluntary, unless our clientele prefer staff to wear one for their peace of mind while offering our services.  We ask those at risk or those not feeling well to stay home and we encourage the community to reach out to each family via their Tribute Page on cropo.com. If you are attending a service, please follow the Public Health Agency of Canada regulations below. 

We encourage you to follow the PHAC recommendations to take the usual steps to help prevent the spread of illness:

Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol

·       Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands

·       Cover your coughs and sneezes with your arm or inner elbow

·       Avoid close contact with sick people

·       Stay home when you are sick or not feeling well 

At Cropo Funeral Chapel we can offer a video recording of the service that can be available either publicly or privately. Also ask about a live streaming options. 

In addition to communicating best health and safety practices to our staff and guests, Cropo has implemented enhanced cleaning throughout our locations:

·       Staff have been reminded of and encouraged to use good hand hygiene and cough etiquette habits

·       Heightened daily disinfection practices for high-touch surfaces

For more information and updates visit: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/index.html